How To Make An Origami Flapping Bird

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    25. Flip one layer from the back over to the right.

    25. Flip one layer from the back over to the right.

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    26. Fold the two wings up to the top.

    26. Fold the two wings up to the top.

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    27. Pull the tail down until it's almost level with the horizontal crease on the wings.

    27. Pull the tail down until it's almost level with the horizontal crease on the wings.

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    28. Pull the neck down until it's aligned as shown.

    28. Pull the neck down until it's aligned as shown.

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    29. Pull out the beak and crease it in your preferred position.

    29. Pull out the beak and crease it in your preferred position.

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    30. Curl the wings, curl them towards the bird's head a little.

    30. Curl the wings, curl them towards the bird's head a little.

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    31. Fold the wings down a little, then tug on the tail gently, outwards away from the head.

    31. Fold the wings down a little, then tug on the tail gently, outwards away from the head.

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    32. You may need to adjust the curl of the wings and the level of the wings in order for it to 'flap'. Hold onto the bird's lower neck whilst pulling the tail.

    32. You may need to adjust the curl of the wings and the level of the wings in order for it to 'flap'. Hold onto the bird's lower neck whilst pulling the tail.

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3 Comments for “How To Make An Origami Flapping Bird”

    1. The colour of the paper is not incorrect, using paper with a white side would be almost incomprehensible with a white background… which is why we only use paper with two different shades on each side. Hope that makes sense.